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Kentucky’s Healthy at School COVID-19 guidance on reopening updated

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) have released updates to the state’s flagship Healthy at School guidance.

KDE’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discusses mental health, non-traditional instruction

The Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council – comprised of 29 high school students throughout Kentucky – met virtually on July 29 to discuss concerns and hopes for the 2020-2021 school year. It was the first meeting for the 2020-2021 council.

Contact tracing should be in full force by start of school,...

A system of contact tracers should be deployed in almost every local health department in Kentucky by the end of July, according to Mark Carter, executive adviser to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Local Superintendents Advisory members approve recommendation to state board on leave,...

Members of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council approved recommendation of emergency regulations to the Kentucky Board of Education during a virtual meeting July 28 that will give districts more flexibility.

KDE releases COVID-19 reopening guidance on assigning staff in instructional settings

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has released new reopening guidance about assigning staff for instructional settings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kentucky schools for blind, deaf opening online for first six weeks...

The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) in Louisville and Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) in Danville will begin classes Aug. 24, but will offer their first six weeks through non-traditional instruction (NTI) only, education officials announced July 27.

KDE’s Education Continuation Task Force hears about certification and permission flexibility

At the Education Continuation Task Force’s July 27 meeting, members received an update from Associate Commissioner Rob Akers of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness, about teacher certification and permission flexibility ahead of the 2020-2021 school year.

KDE releases new COVID-19 reopening guidance on food service and USDA...

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released new reopening guidance on July 27 on food service operations and waivers for school meal programs.

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s July 24 letter to families

As plans are being created for the upcoming school year, we are all struggling with how children will learn, remain safe and traverse an environment unlike one we have ever experienced. It’s a time when parents are trying to figure out whether their children will be taught at school or through non-traditional instruction from home, along with how their children will get to school and what they will do after school.

A letter to teachers and school staff from Interim Education Commissioner...

Dear Public School Family: I just wanted to thank all of you who attended the “Reopening Kentucky Schools: Virtual Town Hall for Educators and Staff” on...